Applying research skills in interdisciplinary projects

Applying research skills in interdisciplinary projects

  • mCatégorieA DISTANCE
  • PublicDoctorants
  • Durée2 jours
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  • This 2 day workshop is designed to show you the impact you can have on the world by using and further developing your research skills. As a PhD candidate, you will spend the next years deeply exploring a given scientific field, but in the same time you will be unconsciously working on the research skills highly valued in research-related jobs, and far beyond those. Starting your PhD is the right time to become aware of your current level, so you can understand which skills you can start using immediately to help your research team, as well as which skills would need some more training before you finish your PhD.
  • The workshop consists of highly interactive team-based activities, where you will get to know yourself and your colleagues better, and explore the power of collaborative interdisciplinary work. Make sure you are fully ready for this unique immersive experience, of what it means to be a researcher working on crucial and complex problems in interdisciplinary international teams, and how to maximise the impact of your PhD training to help you succeed in your careers in France or abroad.


  • 1st 4h session – team formation, creativity exercises, and introduction to research skills
  • 2nd 3h session – presentation of the global problem, R&D of the solution in teams
  • 3rd 4h session – presentation of the initial solution, continuation of team work to complete the proposal
  • 4th 3h session – preparation of the presentation with solutions, peer evaluations, self-reflection on skills development


Compétences développées

  • remember the essential research skills shared among all PhD candidates and researchers
  • understand the importance of transversal skills in professional setting
  • apply the research skills to tackle an interdisciplinary problem
  • present a team project proposal that showcases the research skills applied to address a global issue
  • analyse the learning experience from the perspective of the transversal and research skills development

Tamara Milosevic has been developing learning-through-research courses for the last 8 years after finishing her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary life sciences. Her main goal is to design the learning experience where students (and life-long learners!) gradually develop research and transversal skills and increase their understanding of life sciences. Two years ago she co-founded Rhizome Association, which promotes the vision of future education for adults, based on active learning, skills development and interdisciplinary projects in science, arts and civic engagement. The goal of Rhizome Association is to develop and implement educational programs and interdisciplinary projects, focusing on sustainable development goals. She is an independent consultant in pedagogical innovation since 2015, and has been teaching at the undergraduate level since 2012, training the higher education staff since 2016, and giving workshops to PhD students since 2018. Since 2018 she is teaching professional development courses at University Paris Diderot, and develops new activities to help students develop crucial professional skills during their studies.


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  • Dates : 20-21-22 et 23 avril 2021 de 9h à 12h30
  • Lieu : FORMATION A DISTANCE – Les modalités de connexion vous seront communiquées par les formateurs ultérieurement.
  • Durée de la formation : 2 jours
  • Nombre de jours validés par le Cfdip : 2 jours

  • Pré-requis :Any background, some experience with online collaborative work, interest in interdisciplinary projects and self-reflection. Initiation + B2 level of English.They should also bring with them their personal computer.
  • Public visé : Doctorants
  • Effectif : 12